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it, but most americans believe the nra propaganda. the nra buys scholars. they buy statistics. it's just wrong. >> lies. total lies. britain has strong gun control, for example. and averages 35 gun murders a year. america has very lax gun control and has 11,000. britain is about a fifth the size of america. i can do simple math. japan has the toughest gun control in the world. they have two or three murders a year. australia had a massacre in the '90s. they brought in a ban on all main high-powered guns and assault rifles and so on. they have had no mass shootings since. this is not rocket science. it's there to be had. the problem is that the nra, and i'm sure mr. jones is a big fan of theirs and probably helps them. >> he probably thinks they're way, way,way too much part of the establishment. he's way, way to the right of the nra. >> the political power the nra now wield means that politicians are too coward to say anything. i have people say to me, you're so brave. hot is brave about wanting to stop 20 more children getting murders? >> i don't think it's the nra power. it's pe
. -- this forum. my name is curtis. i am a gun owner. a hunter. a former nra member. i have very serious concerns about the inability to come up with a good definition for an assault weapon. several people this evening have pointed out how difficult coming up with a definition is. i have a rather simple solution. make semiautomatics illegal. class them the same as a fully automatic weapon. i believe that for hunting purposes, it is not that hard to work a bold action or lever action -- bolt action or lever action. a lot of people prefer to hunt with a single shot. magazine capacity, i see no reason for any more than three rounds. if you need more than three rounds when you are hunting, you need to spend some time at the range before going out. [laughter] that is all. [applause] >> my name is sharron. -- sharon. many thank you's to congressman thompson. you're a brave and courageous representative for taking on this issue. i spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of weeks reading and talking about this on the internet. the number of death threats against senator feinstein is astonishing. t
the nra and even harry reid questions whether it can pass congress. how hard would you push for assault weapons ban, and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to probe of gun violence successfully. >> the vice-president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the past month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they have presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure the violence we saw a new town does not happen again. i will meet with the vice- president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe, that we are reducing the incidence of gun violence? i think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the sec
for reinstating the assault weapons ban. but there's been fresh opposition from the nra, and even harry reid has said he questions whether it could pass congress. given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban, and if one cannot bass congress, what other -- pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in order to curb gun violence successfully? >> well, as i said, the vice president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this including the nra, listened to proposals from all quarters, and they've presented me now with a list of sensible, common sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics, my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make s
, nra and others, they shout so regularly, they frame the argument, they are trying to grab our guns, i don't want to change the second amendment. i don't want to change the person's right to defend their home. i want to get rid of the killing machines. get rid of them. >> guns don't kill people, people kill people. yes, try killing that many people in such a short amount of time with a hammer or knife. >> in the same week of sandy hook, a manman in china attacked a school. and stabbed 22 children. they all lived. that is all you need to know. had he had a gun, they would all be dead. guns kill that is their only purpose. >> patrick and i come from a family that have been affected. those people in aurora and sandy hook, they will be affected for years to come. and those people, demanding the rights to have those guns, for those that are suffering is disconcerting. >> are you surprised, in following the assassinations of john f. kennedy, of bobby kennedy, where we are in a country now, that mass shootings are happening with regularity, and nobody is doing much about it. >> without impugn
with vice president biden with the nra and walmart and others, what would you be sayinging? >> that the discussion has not been going anywhere that we can tell in a productive way. we are not talking about people defending themselves precisely in these gun-free zones. hopefully, at some point, we are going to come to the realization that repeating the same policy year after year getting the same deadly results is only going to get us the same deadly results is only going to get us the same deadly results the next time. >> right. so your solution, if you were there in that meeting, would be to arm every school, every church, every hospital, everywhere that members of the public can be? >> you certainly would want to encourage people who are qualified to carry concealed firearm to be able to do so in a school zone. right now that is illegal in all but a couple of our states and some of our institutions of higher learning. but, by and large, it's prohibited. that needs to stop because we have been using those as magnets where all of our mass murders have been occurring in thes
congress is cowed by the nra? >> that is pretty clear, isn't it? you know, when you grappa -- when you grow upo -- you know, it is easy to say no to an opponent or to a constituency of the other party. it is tougher to say no to a friend. to a supporter. when you get these jobs, elected to the congress or the legislature or you get elected as mayor, a measure of your oath is when you can look a friend in the eye, someone that he mostly agree with and say, i do not agree with you and you are wrong on this issue. i think the nra is wrong when they say the answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. when they say that teachers ought to be carrying guns in elementary schools. when they say that virtually no gun legislation is acceptable to them prepared -- to them. that is, to me, and extreme position. i would hope there are republicans and democrats who can look them in the eye and say, i'm sorry, mostly agree with you, but you are wrong puritan -- but you are wrong. i still have a few months left. i would like to continue in public life. i have a thin majority whip, majority lead
as in colorado. sports organizations hunters. gun owners. the nra. i spoke to many of you in this room as well. no group was more inconsequential and instrumental in shaping of the document reported better than all of you in this room. after literally hundreds of hours of work and research done by the justice department and the health center -- after of -- after reviewing every single idea that had been collecting dust in the shelf of some agency in government, a set of principles emerged the was not universal agreement on it but eight overwhelming consensus. . if you'll permit me the next 10 or 12 minutes, i will lay out for you what they are. the first foundational principles is there is a second amendment. it comes with the right of law- abiding citizens to own guns. the second foundational principles, certain people in society should not and can be disqualified from being able to own a gun because they are unstable or they are dangerous. they are not the citizens but the vast majority of gun owners comprise. 3, we should make common sense judgments about keeping dangerous weapons off of ou
it was not renewed due to pressure. the nra as announced it will for proposes bill as well. >> again we were misled that there was supposedly protest and then something sprang out of that an assault sprang out of that. that was easily have obtained that was not a fact of the american people could know that within days and they did not know that. >> with all due respect we have four dead americans was a because of a protest are because those guys out for a walk when i decided to go kill some americans!? what difference does it make? >> senators brown johnson is speaking out this morning about the heated exchange with secretary of state hillary clinton during as a senate hearing on a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi it libya. senator johnson says he went a bit too far when he clued accused clinton of being emotional to avoid answering a difficult questions. johnson says he " probably speculated and should have ". this morning, johnson says he stands by his question saying it was important get answers right away after the attack. >> pentagon's chief leon panetta will announce today that
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